A glance at the special festival volumes that hit the stands last week

Amman Darisanam

Dedicated to the Sringeri Sarada Peetam, the annual release is known for its highly spiritual content. This year is no exception. The writers offer a feast on varied subjects from abstract to the simple. Mention must be made of the messages by Sringeri Acharyas. Price Rs. 100.

Siva Oli

As the name suggests, the volume (Rs. 80) has material, centred round Siva, sourced carefully and put together. Also there are articles on places special for Vaishnavites. Rare information on temples, practices, rituals and customs make the journal valuable to the spiritually inclined.

Babaji Siddhar Aanmigam

The highlight of this edition is the fascinating story of Aandavan Pichai, who wrote ‘Ullam Urugudaiyya’ the moving song on Muruga made immortal by TMS. In an interview Indira Soundararajan, eminent author of occult stories, talks about his creative journey. The volume (Rs. 120) has much more to offer.

Dinamani

The colourful edition (Rs. 100) has articles related to a range of subjects from religion to cinema, travel, art and culture.